• Legislators Reach Deal to Temporarily Avoid Fiscal Cliff January 03, 2013 After months of intense debate, Congress approved legislation on Tuesday night to delay sequestration “ planned mandatory spending cuts, of nearly $1.2 tri...

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  • 113th Congress Convenes, New Members Sworn In January 03, 2013 Today, the 113th U.S. Congress convenes and new members will be sworn into office, reports the Washington Post. The makeup of the House and Senate education committees wil...

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  • Executive Director Update - January 3, 2013 January 03, 2013 Greetings from the AACRAO national office. 2013 has arrived and, with it, the sense of optimism that tends to accompany this time of year. I am optimistic on a number of fron...

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  • Michigan's Two-Year Colleges to Offer Bachelor's Degrees January 03, 2013 Under a new bill passed into law last week, Michigan's community colleges will now offer bachelor's degrees, reports the Detroit News. Public Ac...

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  • New Application Questions Seek Creative, Authentic Answers January 03, 2013 In an effort to gain more insight into students' personalities, colleges across the country are asking new application essay questions, reports the Los Ang...

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  • West Michigan Colleges Decide Not to Ask Applicants LGBT Question January 03, 2013 The University of Iowa last month became the first public university in the United States to ask applicants about their sexual orientation, reports Mich...

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  • Senate Approves Bill to Protect Veterans

    Posted on December 27 2012

    Senate Approves Bill to Protect Veterans December 27, 2012 Last week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation aimed at requiring colleges to be more transparent about how they serve veterans. The bill, "Improving Transparency of Educat...

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  • Donations to AACRAO

    Posted on December 27 2012

    Donations to AACRAO December 27, 2012 It's coming to the end of the year and, thinking about taxes, my wife and I recently took a look at our charitable contributions for 2012. This year I've changed jobs and we've moved. W...

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  • Bill to Overhaul Student Loan Debt Collection Introduced in House December 19, 2012 House Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) introduced legislation on Monday that would overhaul debt collection in the $100 billion-a-year U.S. student loan...

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  • Federal Consumer Protection Bureau to Examine Private Student Loan Providers December 18, 2012 On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a set of procedures that the agency will use to examine whether private st...

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